The Institute

Tag: philosophy

“THAT’S VERY INTERESTING. MANY PEOPLE ON EARTH ARE BEGINNING TO FACE THE SAME PROBLEM, TOO MUCH FREE TIME, TOO LITTLE WORK.”

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The Phantom Planet

(1961)

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The exact circumstances surrounding the inception of ‘The Pile’ has been lost, but can be conjectured about by those with any interest in doing so

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The key event of this century is the demographic explosion of idiotic ideas.

-Nicolás Gómez Dávila

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“The Pile”, still not fully realized (in all its glory), was/is not one of those “idiotic ideas”, though, many have mistakenly thought (which is, generally, what the ‘many’ are well known to do) that it was.

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What I would call this drawing could not matter less as the purpose of this post is the quote

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It is fine to demand that the imbecile respect arts, letters, philosophy, the sciences, but let him respect them in silence.

-Don Colacho

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